Amphion floridensis, the Nessus Sphinx
Kelli writes, March 29, 2010, "For the last two nights we have had a moth (Amphion floridensis, I think) feeding on
the prairie iris (Iris hexagona) in front of the nature center. Any time I got anywhere close, it would fly once
around my head and then fly off. I took this photo from the bridge with the zoom cranked up.
The photo isn’t very good, but I thought you’d like the sighting record."
The Nessus Sphinx
B. P. Clark, 1920
Amphion floridensis, Broward County,
March 27, 2010,
courtesy of Kelli Whitney,
Park Naturalist II,
Long Key Nature Center,
Broward County Parks and Recreation
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Amphion (Hubner, 1819)
Species: floridensis (B.P. Clark, 1920)...........
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